Jerry Wayne Fowler, 71, of Marion, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 2:12 am at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
Jerry was born August 10, 1946 in Herrin the son of Wayne and Doris (Bearden) Fowler. He married Linda Sutton on June 27, 1965 at Parrish Park Baptist Church in Marion and together they have shared over 52 years of marriage.
He retired in 1997 after working as a coal miner at Freeman 3 Waltonville and Kerr McGee in Galatia. Jerry was of the Baptist faith, his memberships included the UMWA and Marion Elks. Jerry had a great sense of humor, he was a jokester and very witty. He loved riding his Harley, traveling all over including Alaska and fishing at Crab Orchard Lake for bass and crappie.
Jerry is survived by his;
Wife – Linda Fowler of Marion
Son – DeWayne & Micki Fowler of Marion
Daughter – Debbie Miller Fowler of Palm Coast, Florida
Grandchildren – Christopher Wayne, Shelby, Savannah Fowler and Sophia Graham all of Florida
Great grandchildren – Alex and Grayson
Sister – Carolyn Jones of Belleville
Sister & Brother-in-Laws;
Rick & Sharon Sutton of Marion
Russ & Glenda Sutton of Energy
Phil & Priscilla Rowland of Henderson, Kentucky
Kim Jones Strellis
Michelle Bearden of Kankakee
Preceded by his Parents, Brother – Ron Bearden
Funeral services will be Friday, February 9, 2018 at 1 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin McNeely officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11 am – 1 pm at the funeral home.